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Hastings girls' hockey goes 0-3 at Louis-Schmitz Holiday Classic

The Hastings girls' hockey team is in the midst of a slump, having lost six games in a row.

Last week, the Raiders played in the Louis-Schmitz Holiday Classic at Schmitz-Maki Arena in Farmington. They played Red Wing, River Lakes and Northfield.

While Red Wing proved too much to handle, the Raiders lost two close ones to River Lakes and Northfield.

Hastings fell to Red Wing 5-1 in the opening round. The Raiders played the Wingers tough for almost two periods as the game was scoreless after one and Red Wing led 1-0 until the end of the second period when the scored two more quick goals. The Wingers scored two more goals in the third period before Josie Kummer scored for the Raiders.

The ]losses to River Lakes and Northfield came in overtime. Hastings took the lead over River Lakes in the second period on a goal from Sam Benson, but River Lakes responded to tie it at one apiece after the second period. River Lakes then scored in the overtime period to hand the Raiders a 2-1 loss.

Northfield took a 1-0 lead after the first period, but Hastings tied it up on another goal from Benson in the second. Northfield scored the go-ahead goal midway in the third, but at the end of the period the Raiders forced overtime on Benson's second goal of the game. However, Hastings once again lost in overtime 3-2.

With the three tournament losses, Hastings falls to 2-13 overall. The Raiders are 1-4 in the Metro East Conference and resumed play on Jan. 2 when they traveled to Stillwater. They then go to Henry Sibley on Friday. Jan. 5.

Alec Hamilton

Alec Hamilton is a RiverTown Multimedia sports reporter covering Hastings, Farmington and Rosemount athletics. He graduated from Drake University with a journalism degree in 2014. 

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